It will matter but little at last

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1 When we get to the end of our journey,
And our struggles are over and past;
What we’ve had out of life as our portion,
It will matter but little at last.

Refrain:
It will matter but little what we have passed thro’,
When the shades of the valley at sunset we view;
Whether small and unknown, or a king on some throne,
It will matter but little at last.

2 Some of us may have had a fair voyage,
Or we may have been stung by the blast;
Whether we’ve been thro’ storm or through sunshine,
It will matter but little at last. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ our hearts have been broken by sorrow,
Tho’ our skies have with clouds been o’ercast;
Tho’ our backs have been bent with the burden,
It will matter but little at last. [Refrain]

4 There is only one thing that will matter:
Have our lives with the Savior been cast?
Whether we’re trusting Him for salvation,
Is the thing that will matter at last. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #173

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: When we get to the end of our journey
Title: It will matter but little at last
Author: Johnson Oatman

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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Calvary Hymns #150Page Scan
Cornelius' Gospel Songs #78
Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 2 #d264
Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 3 #224Page Scan
Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 4 #d246
Home Gospel Songs #d279
Home Gospel Songs No. 2 #d255
Praises #d112
Songs of the Cross #150Page Scan
Soul Inspiring Songs #173TextPage Scan
Vocal Gems #d147
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